ADS Experts Page

Grant Barrett gbarrett at AMERICANDIALECT.ORG
Wed Apr 7 00:42:25 UTC 2004

Hey all,

I am working on the next iteration of the American Dialect Society web
site. As part of that, I am compiling an "experts page." I currently
have some names, but I would ask that anyone interested in being on
this list please (re)submit their information. All ADS members, as long
as they have a particular bit of expertise to offer, are welcome.

The experts page will be public and is intended to give media a list of
specialists to call.

Given the amount of mail I currently receive as the catch-all address
for the ADS web site, I do not anticipate that you would receive more
than a few messages or calls a month as a result of being on this page.

The page will include warnings and caveats intended to divert idle
queries from John Q. Internet and high school students who want you to
do their homework; however, you should make sure I only have
information you would want anyone to have. Also, I will do my best to
encode email addresses so that they are less easy to pick up with spam

To participate in the experts page, please send the following:

1. Your Name

2. Your Professional or Academic Affiliation and Title

3. Relevant Books You Have Authored, Co-Authored, Edited, etc. (keep
this short, please)

4. Select Articles, Monographs, or Papers You Have Written (short,

5. Any Other Public Faces You Wear (regular media gigs, for example)

6. A Short Summary of Your Educational or Professional Background
(short, please)

7. Subjects, Topics, and Themes About Which You Can Answer Questions
(be specific, please, and remember you're writing for laypersons; I
would recommend that our word researchers include here brief
descriptions of any work they feel is badly propagated)

8. The Best Way To Reach You, and When



Grant Barrett
gbarrett at
American Dialect Society webmaster

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